... where I most approve of Appleyard is that he is an unashamed generalist in an increasingly splintered and specialised academic world. He is interested in everything, so his books are about Everything. Where science and art try to ignore each other, Appleyard tries to get them to talk (he ends, optimistically, with the union of art and technology in David Hockney’s iPad paintings, one of which adorns the cover).
I tried to buy the Kindle version of Bryan's book, but I can't because it seems you can't buy a Kindle edition from Amazon UK except in the UK. So I just bought the book.